Producing and directing television have been my primary responsibility for the last 13 years, more specifically business television for the last 9 years. Over that time, our broadcast distribution method has been in a period of transition, moving from satellite to the internet. This is when I became interested in web development and more specifically in Flash.
I%u2019ve always loved animation. Droopy, Bugs Bunny, the Pink Panther are just some of the characters I couldn%u2019t get enough of as a boy. Currently, Japanese anime holds a heavy influence over me... Trigun and Full Metal Alchemist are my favorites. When I work on a project now I try to break it down to the story that is being told. Whether it%u2019s a love story, drama, comedy, horror or you just want to (gasp) sell something, it%u2019s important to tell it. It%u2019s important to show it. It%u2019s important to share it.
I hold a degree from Michigan State University in Telecommunications. I spent much of my time in high school and college in drawing classes, photography, painting and writing. I%u2019ve made several short films (a couple of which I%u2019m actually proud of). All of this has helped me as I made my foray into the web. I began with Flash MX 2004, moved to CS2, CS3 and have recently upgraded to CS4.
My skills include the Flash Interface, ActionScript 3.0, Photoshop and Illustrator. Lately I%u2019ve been dabbling in After Effects and Premiere.
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